have used the FT1000MP for a while and what is the biggest pain
is having to change to CW to produce a carrier to tune the ATU.
I was on the excellent web site at www.va3cr.net.
Here is a photo of the finished unit. Its very small and sits just
beside my keyer. Press the button and the rig goes into transmit
at a low preset power for tuning. Click here to go the page on the
VA3CR site 'Tuning
Device by PA3BWK'
Built this last year from a kit I got from the
USA. Its a great keyer and much better than the one in the Kenwood
TS2000. Its got 4 memories
and will do lots of functions. A very useful one evening project. Check
it out here.
I have been interested in qrp since I was first licensed in
1979. My first qrp rigs were all G3RJV designs like the SCD and other
direct conversion rx designs. I have always had an interest in construction
and qrp. Unfortunately many of the things i built over the years got
taken apart so the parts could be used in other projects. This one
has not and is still used now and again.
This rig was produced by OHR in the early
90's as a kit. I got my hands on one in 1998 and it was not long
before I have it
It is a great little rig and covers two bands of your choice (at
purchase). The one I built covers 80m & 20m with up to 7
watts on 80m and about 4 watts on 20m out and a great RX. It
by G3TUX and I think it was one of the last of that model sold
in the UK. Its got a built in curtis keyer. Below are pictures
under side view showing the Curtis chip keyer (small pcb) & the
RX/TX RF board. |
top side with the mixer vfo on the left & the RX/TX
IF audio board on the right.